Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Reflecting on Colour






Pablo Picasso said, "Colors are only symbols. Reality is to be found in luminance alone. When I run out of blue, I use red."

If one says "Red" – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different. -Josef Albers

All colors will agree in the dark. -Francis Bacon

Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. -Pierre Bonnard

There is no model; there is only color. -Paul Cezanne

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
-Winston Churchill

There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine. -Colette

Color is the language of the poets. -Keith Crown

Anything can be any color at any time depending on what color everything else is at the time. -Keith Crown

Everything utilitarian needs a little red edge. -Reno Dakota

In autumn you can take one maple leaf and see almost all the colors of the rainbow in it – although you would need your imagination to see blue. -Dorothy Eisenhardt

Colors are light's suffering and joy. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Red protects itself. No color is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum. -Derek Jarman

Raw umber is my favorite color. Whenever I see that color, I can see and smell leaves and new beginnings. Color is felt, after all.
-Thomas William Jones

1 comment:

Kathy Malkasian said...

Red is my favorite color... in all shade and values. My next favorite color is chartreuse. And I am overlooking a valley of shades of green.

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